CENTRAL WEST AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD PLAN WORKSHOP 6:30-9pm. Lower Colorado River Authority Headquarters, 3700 Lake Austin Blvd. www.cityofaustin.org/zoning/
ENDING GENDER STEREOTYPES A talk from GenderPAC Executive Director Riki Wilchins. 5pm. UT campus, Main Bldg., Rm. 212, 232-1831. www.utexas.edu/diversity/ddce/gsc.
MISSING The Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and UT's Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection host this movie screening and discussion (along with other events this week) in remembrance of the Chilean coup of Sept. 11, 1973. 5:30pm. UT campus, Mezes Auditorium. www.utexas.edu/law/news/2008/082008_rapoport_center_chile.html.
RACISM IN THE ELECTION Author Irwin Tang discusses his book Gook: John McCain's Racism and Why It Matters. 8pm. MonkeyWrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, 407-6925.
EYES WIDE OPEN pays tribute to Texas' fallen soldiers with a special exhibit all weekend and a candlelit ceremony Saturday night (6:30pm). Fri., Sept. 12, 7am-7pm, Auditorium Shores. Due to Hurricane Ike, the exhibit moves to Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Eighth, on Saturday, Sept. 13 (7am-7pm), and Sunday, Sept. 14 (2-7pm). www.eyeswideopenaustin2008.org.
NATURE CONSERVANCY honors the Texas Coalition for Conservation's George Bristol with a Lifetime Achievement Award. 11:30am. Austin Hilton, 500 E. Fourth. www.nature.org/texas.
HOMETOWN OLYMPIANS: CANCELED [Editor's note: This event has been canceled due to Hurricane Ike; look here next week for updates.] Austin's Olympic athletes will be parading around today in all their muscley glory (see "Olympic Heroes Parade," for more). 7pm. Republic Square, 422 Guadalupe.
PINOCHET AND THE PURSUIT OF JUSTICE A panel discussion commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Chilean coup (see Thursday, Sept. 11, for more). Noon. UT campus, Sid Richardson Hall, Rm. 1.101 (Benson Rare Books Reading Room). Free.
BUS RIDERS UNION MEETING 4pm. Austin History Center, 810 Guadalupe. Free. www.busatx.org.
PUBLIC MEETING: EAST RIVERSIDE CORRIDOR [Editor's note: This event has be moved to Wednesday. See below.]
POLITICAL ACTION ART AUCTION: POSTPONED [Editor's note: Due to Hurricane Ike, this event, which was to take place this weekend, has been rescheduled for Sat., Sept. 20.] Wanna help Stop Domain Subsidies? Bid on some art, enjoy some music, and maybe make a dent in that $64 million payout headed the Domain's way. 5-9pm. Austin Art Garage, 2200 S. Lamar Ste. J, 383-8484. $10. www.stopdomainsubsidies.com.
AWAKENING THE DREAMER, CHANGING THE DREAM A planet-saving symposium designed to help you awaken your inner activist. (See "Naked City," Sept. 21, 2007.) 4-7pm. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 3315 El Salido Pkwy., Cedar Park. $15-20. www.awakeningthedreamer.org.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FALL COFFEE 2pm. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3525 Bee Caves Rd. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org.
NUESTRAS TRADICIONES: DIEZ Y SEIS DE SEPTIEMBRE EN AUSTIN This new exhibit kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with a free afternoon reception (4-6pm). Through Oct. 18. Mexican American Cultural Center, 600 River St.
SEVEN STRAIGHT NIGHTS FOR EQUAL RIGHTS You know you care about gay rights even though you're straight. But do your legislators know it? Make sure they do. Sun.-Sat., Sept 14-20. Texas Capitol. www.sevenstraightnights.org.
DELUXE INTRO TO BIODIESEL CLASS Call to register. 3-7pm. DieselGreen Fuels, 5217 Cesar Chavez, 804/363-5563. $49.
BIOFUELS CONFERENCE & EXPO Wed.-Thu., Sept. 17-18. Hilton Austin Airport, 9515 Hotel Dr., 358-1000 x212. $600. www.biofuelevents.com.
PUBLIC MEETING: EAST RIVERSIDE CORRIDOR MASTER PLANNING Share your input today on how you'd like to see East Riverside develop over the next 20 years. 5:30-9:30pm. Travis High School Cafeteria, 1211 E. Oltorf. www.eastriversidecorridor.com. [Editor's note: This event was rescheduled from Sat., Sept. 13, due to Hurricane Ike.]
SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS MEETING: THE FUTURE OF ANDERSON 6:30pm. Christian Village Apartments activity room, 7925 Rockwood. www.snaustin.org.
CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY PRIORITIES STATE CONFERENCE Thu.-Fri., Sept. 18-19, 8am-4pm. DoubleTree Hotel, 6505 N. I-35. $100 for both days; $25 special session: Impact of Climate Change on Low-Income Communities. www.cppp.org.
INEQUALITY: GLOBAL ECONOMY & LOCAL REALITIES A talk from Palagummi Sainath, editor of The Hindu newspaper and author of Everybody Loves a Good Drought. 7pm. Thompson Conference Center, 26th & Red River. Free.
TCB IN CHINA A roundtable discussion on the evolution of China as an economic superpower and what it means for us. 11am-1pm. Thompson Conference Center, 26th & Red River, 505-4079. $35.